We are almost at the end of on other year and we can say that much has happened for our organization. We are happy to announce that after obtaining the proper authorization and permits, restructuring of The College Nilson de Sousa Perera has already begun and is advancing rapidly. We hope to be in operation by the 2019 school year.
Our other projects such as the pedestrian gate and the perforation of the well(s) will begin in the new year, once we have the proper authorizations.
As far as the Solar Panels are concerned; in the new year we will launch a special appeal to the public in the form of a fundraiser. This will be a joint venture with our friends in Brazil and we are confident that with the help of many, we will be successful in making Mansao do Caminho self sufficient in electricity. This will provide a huge cost saving that can be directed to social projects for the community.
A big thank you, to all those people that have supported our cause, as well as those who are contemplating donations.
From our family of Fabiano of Christ to your family, we wish you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and a happy, healthy and prosperous 2019.
Together we will remember the real meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ. He is our model and guide and His teachings are important to humanity.
At the end of September, 2018, Society President, Giancarlo Chitto, representing Fabiano of Christ Benevolent Society, travelled to Salvador Bahia, Brazil to visit Mansao do Caminho (Mansion of the Way) to hold discussions regarding upcoming projects.
In 2017, we at Fabiano offered to raise $500,000 to build a college for highschool graduates of the Mansao (Mansion of the Way). This college would offer a three year course which could lead to university if the student wished.
The original intention was to erect a new building on the grounds, however, due to the poor economic climate in the country the directors decided that a more frugal approach was necessary. The new plan is to restructure an existing building to house the college, thus freeing up funds for other badly needed projects which would make the Mansion of the Way self sufficient and safe.
These projects will include:
1) an semi artisian well
2) a new pedestrian only entry gate
building a ramp which would provide better access to the college and
Installation of solar panels to provide electricity.
Fundraising efforts have begun and we are looking forward to providing many children with the opportunity for higher education as well as continuing our work on existing projects.
Fabiano of Christ Benevolent Society has several ongoing projects which will help the Mansion of the Way become self sufficient. They are as follows:
Restructuring existing facilities which will house Collegio Nilson De Sousa Pereira
Drilling of a well to provide drinking water
New Pedestrian Gate which will ensure better security at the facility.
However, we need your help in tackling a very important and costly project, The Solar Panel Project. This project would ensure that the Mansion of the Way can produce it’s own supply of electricity. At the moment the monthly cost of electricity is cutting into the funds available for much needed social programs.
To this end fundraising has begun toward the installation of 1,065 Solar Panels. The investment will pay for itself in seven years and the durability of the solar panels is for twenty-five years. Given Brazil’s sunny climate, this project makes sense. The total cost of the project is approximately $400.000.00 dollars plus installation.
We would like to encourage our brothers and sisters in Canada, Brazil and elsewhere in the world to give what they can, to bring this project to fruition. Many of you are aware of Divaldo Franco and the work that he and his team have put into the organization that provides so much to so many in Brazil, but they cannot do this alone.
PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY TO THIS VERY IMPORTANT PROJECT EVERY PENNY COUNTS!